Tesla has embarked on a downward spiral of price increases. The automaker again increased the prices of its vehicles, both in the United States and in France.
Motorists who would like to buy a Tesla electric vehicle must be patient: ordering today means receiving their new car within the next 6 to 12 months. In question: the supply problems that affect the entire automotive industry. They are coupled with extremely expensive transport costs and galloping inflation in all sectors.
A bonus limited to €2,000
Faced with this dilemma, Tesla has devised a price-raising strategy, and it is dizzying. A few hours after increasing its prices in the United States, the manufacturer did the same in France. And it hurts the bank account! The basic version of the Model 3 now costs €53,490, which represents an increase of €2,500 on the previous price.
The Long Autonomy version is now billed at €62,490, instead of €59,990. This model is no longer eligible for the ecological bonus. As for the most upscale Model 3, the Performance version, its price goes to €66,490 instead of €64,990. This price list has skyrocketed: in January, the basic Model 3 indeed came to 43,800 €! In six months, Tesla imposed an increase of €9,690.
As for the Model Y, the prices also increase. The Grande Autonomie version of the SUV is €64,990, or €2,000 more. The Performance version takes an additional €3,000, or €69,990.
This affects the ecological bonus. At less than 45,000 €, the Model 3 allowed to receive a bonus of 6,000 €. Public aid is now limited to €2,000… and it will be halved from July. This price increase is one of the means found by Tesla to reduce demand that the manufacturer can no longer meet.